Even though Fox has recently had shows about the last people on this planet and time travel and mixing a live action sitcom with animated fantasy characters, this might be one of the highest concept projects that they’ve taken on.
Of course, as far as shows that skewer Hollywood for they penchant for trying to cash in on something that worked once, there was The Comeback starring Lisa Kudrow and then the comeback of The Comeback. Also, BoJack Horseman does a spectacular job of satirizing the entertainment industry in this regard.
This project feels a little different from the others as it’s taking on the whole trend of how many networks and production companies can’t seem to rebooting/remaking shows as its focus. The creative team here consists of folks that have experience with high concept sitcoms including Nahnatchka Khan, Sally Bradford McKenna, Chris McKenna, and a very in-demand Michael Showalter. Maybe they’ll pull it off? We’re definitely curious to see what’s to come from such an endeavor.
So far, we’re thinking this might be a sort of a BoJack Horseman if it was live action and didn’t have anthropomorphized animals and was on Fox as opposed to Netflix.
Wonder Years, but from the perspective of a mixed teenage girl from Philly?
A lot of sitcom forces are coming together here as Fresh Off The Boat creator Nahnatchka Khan and co-executive producer Kourtney Kang are teaming up with Kevin ArnoldFred Savage to make a new coming-of-age comedy that follows Kang’s experiences as a girl in a mixed-race family in the Philadelphia suburbs.
NBC seems to have just checked the boxes for both diversity and nostalgia in one fell swoop.